Debate on shipping crude by rail heats up in Washington

The safety of shipping crude by rail became a hot topic in Washington, D.C., this week with the introduction of legislation in the U.S. Senate and the release of a report on oil properties by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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IHS VP: lifting U.S. export ban incentivizes producers

IHS Inc.'s vice president, Carlos Pascual, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on the economic benefits to be gained by lifting the 1970s ban on U.S. exports of crude oil.
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Bakken producer working to raise capital

Whiting Petroleum has made several financial moves to ensure it will endure the low crude price environment. The company has issued a pricing for senior notes, convertible senior notes and a common stock offering totaling more than $2.5 billion.
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BLM frack rule draws criticism, lawsuits from producing states

The U.S. Department of the Interior's recently released final rule on hydraulic fracturing activities performed on public or tribal lands has drawn criticism from many states with existing well stimulation regulations, including North Dakota.
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Aerial tests study oil's associated gas impacts on environment

Regions west of the Mississippi River undergoing oil and gas extraction development will now be tested for air quality and climate effects. The NOAA and CIRES at the University of Colorado have teamed up to perform the research.
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TransCanada, Keystone proponents say pipeline not dead

Following the U.S. Senate's failure to override Pres. Barack Obama's veto of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada and supporters of the project are vowing to continue to push for its completion.
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Industry Events

DUG Bakken and Niobrara

March 31-2, 2015
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

2015 Alliance Expo and Annual Meeting

April 21-22, 2015
MPEC Wichita Falls
Wichita Falls, Texas

Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

April 28-30, 2015
Evraz Place
Regina, Saskatchewan

2nd Oil and Gas Transportation Canada Summit

May 25-27, 2015

Calgary, Alberta

The Bakken Conference & Expo

July 27-29, 2015
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, ND

NAPE Houston

August 19-20, 2015
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

OilComm Conference & Exposition

November 4-6, 2015
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

Executive Oil Conference

November 9-10, 2015
Midland County Horseshoe Arena & Pavilion
Midland, Texas

NAPE Denver

December 9-10, 2015
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

Houston Oilfield Expo

December 9-10, 2015
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

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